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The only way to defeat this pandemic is to practice social distancing. And for a lot of us, that means sheltering in place. Here are some resources to help you through this time.

I’m updating this list every day. New resources generally go at the top of the list. (I say “generally” because sometimes I forget.)

If you have any to add, please let me know by dropping a comment.

Support Forum

Rest/Relax/Recharge

Just things to look at.

Things to Do

Help for You

Humor:

Warning: Some are NSFW/NSFS. But it doesn’t matter because you’re not there anymore.

If you want to help…

If it helps you to cope by volunteering, here are some good options.

  • Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund ‒ “The Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation are extreme food deserts with only 13 grocery stores on Navajo to serve some 180,000 people and only 3 small grocery marts on Hopi to serve some 3,000 people.  These communities also have high numbers of elderly, diabetic, asthmatic, and cancer-afflicted (i.e., high risk) individuals.  These communities could be devastated by coronavirus and COVID-19.  We want to help these individuals, especially the elderly and high risk individuals, and families with children, to gain access to the food and water (1/3 of Navajo residents do not have running water) and other essential items they will need to weather this pandemic, such as food, PPE, and diapers.  The need is so great. “
  • Ways to Help Independent Bookstores and Booksellers  
  • Masks On — “We are adapting full-face snorkel masks to fit breathing filters that are already being used in hospitals. We will mass-produce mask adaptors via 3D printing and distribute to hospitals and clinics across the country. These masks are targeted for use by clinicians performing high-risk for COVID transmission procedures.”
  • Crip Fund ‒ Crip Fund is pooling money for chronically ill, disabled, and immunocompromised people in serious financial need during this ongoing time of love, coronavirus, and apocalyptic joy & pain. 
  • Non-Medical Masks on Etsy by BIPOC 
  • Please reach out to your local food bank, as they are experiencing unprecedented need. They will probably appreciate a cash donation rather than food at this point.
  • Check with any local domestic violence shelters. They are experiencing an increased need for their services and higher costs for cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Support your local newspaper. They were probably already suffering financially when this crisis hit.
  • Please don’t forget animal charities! They need support as well. From Bat Conservation International to ASPCA to WWF to Wold Cat rescue and all the local rescues, they need help as well.
  • World Central Kitchen ‒ Founded by chef José Andrés, they are experts in quickly setting up free meal kitchens and forming local partnerships.
  • RIP Medical Debt ‒ RIP uses donors’ funds to wipe out medical debt from the neediest cases up.

We’ll get through this, folks. Stay safe!

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